1974. Item is an educational wildlife film narrated by Tommy Tompkins. In addition to wolves, the film features many wild animals in their natural habitats including beaver, weasels, grizzly bears, moose, deer, mountain sheep, ducks, geese, coyotes, elk, cougar and ptarmigan. Filmed by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-558 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Snow, Animals, Wildlife, Rivers, Forests
1970. Item is footage taken on the set of "McCabe and Mrs. Miller." Includes scenes of the bucket brigade, the film crew working and cameras, and the movie set. Fire scenes by 'Flash' Collier. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-586 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Snow, Fires, Actors, Film industry, Photographic apparatus and supplies
Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer and her children John Fife and Elizabeth Ann playing with chicks and chickens at Earlscourt in Lytton, B.C. [1935?]. Item # MI-69 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Children, Chickens
1973. Item is processed footage for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Film has been colour manipulated. Footage includes scenes of downtown Vancouver, neon signs, traffic, pedestrians, and store window displays. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-569 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Buildings, Lighting
Mar 3, 2016byPeggy Spencer and Victor Vance Spencer
Item is an amateur film documenting Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer's vacation in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Film documents mountains, Sam McGee's Cabin in Whitehorse, Y.T. and the Watson Lake Hotel and Watson Lake Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, Y.T. Film also includes footage of Victor Vance Spencer. [1952?]. Item # MI-90 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Mountains--Canada
Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets
Dec 9, 2012byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the parkâs recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Parks, Playgrounds, Beaches, Children, Crowds, Families, Men, Women, Bridges, Children's...
Dec 9, 2012byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.) Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouverâs parks in 1940. This film names Vancouver the âPlayground City of the North Westâ and contains footage of Stanley Park, Connaught Park, Douglas Park, Devonshire Park, Shaughnessy Park, Memorial West Park, Memorial South Park, Almond Park, Hastings Community Park, Grandview Park, Trout Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Tatlow Park, Thornton Park, Hadden Park, Burrard View Park, Maple Grove Park, Sunset Nursery, Victory Square Park, Beaver Lake Park... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Boats and boating, Forests, Trees, Flowers, Park buildings, Parks, Lawn bowling, Golfing, Tennis,...
Dec 9, 2012byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Vancouver's parks. The recreational activities shown in the film include tennis, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, soccer, golf, lawn bowling, ice skating, rugby, football, field hockey, sunbathing, swimming, children's finger painting, ballet dancing, boys woodworking, girls arts and crafts, girls indoor basketball, bingo, bag piping, and dancing. The film also documents the free archery instruction that was... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Tennis, Lacrosse, Cricket, Baseball, Soccer, Golfing, Lawn bowling, Skating, ice, Rugby, Football,...
Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja... Topics: Skating, ice, Celebrations
Item is a film documenting a Chinese performance at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebration that includes a theatrical stage show, a trapeze artist, and moving images of the Chinese Arch erected at Pender Street near Carrall Street. There are also images of an unknown beach. This section is preceded by the title frame: Chinese Exhibit Golden Jubilee at Vancouver, B.C.. Film also includes footage taken from a passanger ship moving up the Alaskan coast. The stops are separated by the title frames:... Topics: Boats and ships, Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.), Chinese in Canada, Coast ranges, Cityscapes,...
Item is an amateur film documenting people in formal spring dress, including Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, followed by a rugby match at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The match features the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Brockton Oval Football (Stanley Park)". . Item # MI-65 Topics: Rugby, Athletic fields, Families, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.)
Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, John Fife, and Elizabeth Ann in the swimming pools at Earlscourt, and Elizabeth Ann on the lawn and playing with ducks. Accompanying note reads "Ann John Victor at Lytton" and "Ann with ducks when she's in her birthday suit". [1934?]. Item # MI-62 Topics: Children, Swimming
Item is an organizational record film documenting an apartment building fire (address 257 street unknown) that shows firefighters wearing oxygen tanks fighting the fire inside the building as well as on the roof using an aerial ladder. [between 1960 and 1975]. Item # MI-179 Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings
Item is an organizational record film documenting an economic strategy for Vancouver in the 1980s, accompanying a report of the same name. The film shows a montage of images relating to Vancouver trade, business, and economy. The film outlines 8 strategic initiatives and 5 supporting activities that were taken from the report created by the Vancouver Economic Advisory Commission. Nov. 7, 1984. Item # MI-129 Topics: Vancouver (B.C.), Business enterprises
Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife Spencer swimming in the pool at Earlscourt, and children with horses. [1930?]. Item # MI-42 Topics: Children, Swimming, Horses
Item is an amateur film documenting various family events, including the wedding of Barbara Spencer to Laurence Norman Bruce in Kelowna, B.C. 28 April 1961. Other events include waterskiing, a helicopter ride over the Lion's Gate Bridge, fishing, and another wedding. [28 Apr. 1961]-[1964?]. Item # MI-96 Topics: Weddings, Families, Family recreation
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134 Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
Item is an amateur film documenting the Jericho Hill School Blind Band's trip to Portland Oregon, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver. Film shows students travelling on a bus, eating at a restaurant, and performing. 1966. Item # MI-174 Topics: Blind persons, Bands, Music, Musicians
Item is an amateur film documenting a ferry trip to Bowen Island, a parade, and a flag raising ceremony at the cenotaph in Snug Cove. Film documents Col. Victor Spencer in a uniform, and Elizabeth Ann in front of the monument. 13 Jun. 1937. Item # MI-78 Topics: Ferries, Parades, War memorials
Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise Spencer's wedding to John Kenneth Newbury on 24 August 1938 at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson Ave. in Vancouver. Film documents the bride and groom recessing and leaving the church. [24 Aug. 1938]. Item # MI-80 Topic: Weddings
Item is an amateur film documenting the Second Narrows Bridge, showing the vertical lift span, a group travelling by boat, and men (including Col. Victor Spencer and possibly Bryan Guinness) looking at cars and boarding a train. Film also documents Isabell Louise and Gertrude Spencer with Elizabeth Ann, approximately one year of age. 1934. Item # MI-61 Topics: Bridges, Families
Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber at a beach accompanied by several female and male companions in bathing suits getting ready for a swim. The film also shows footage of sailboats on the ocean, a boy holding a dog and three unidentified women in riding costumes on horseback at a ranch (possibly Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC). 1933. Item # MI-144 Topics: Women, Men, Crowds, Horses, Horse farms, Stables, Ranches, Boys, Dogs, Bays, Beaches, Sailboats,...
Item is an amateur film documenting Aldyen Hamber spending time at the beach with several male and female companions, all wearing bathing suits. 193?. Item # MI-148 Topics: Beaches, Crowds, Women, Rowboats
Item is an organizational record film documenting firefighters tending to a car crash on Clark Drive and an apartment building fire. The first segment shows a totalled car, with firefighters searching for victims in the burnt car and coroners coming to take the bodies away. Also includes an interview with the first police officer on the scene, Robert Clooney. The second segment shows firefighters fighting an apartment building fire by aerial ladder and performing first aid for victims,... Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings, Traffic accidents
Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-45 Topics: Children, Gardens--Household, Houses
Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Victor Vance, and John Fife Spencer with pets, including a dog, cats, and a rabbit, in the gardens of their home at 1750 Trimble Street in Vancouver. [1930?]. Item # MI-43 Topics: Children, Gardens--Household, Cats, Dogs
Item is an amateur film documenting children swimming in the pool at the family ranch in Lytton, B.C., and Margaret Airth (Peggy) in a small pool with a young child. [1950?]. Item # MI-83 Topics: Children, Swimming
Item is an amateur film documenting a Spencer family Christmas gathering. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and a baby, likely Andrea Ellen Spencer. Film also documents Peggy Spencer and others in party hats, and people with tennis raquets. [1959?]. Item # MI-94 Topics: Infants, Family, Celebrations
Item is an amateur film documenting a trip to Coronado, California. Film documents people on a beach, a zoo (likely the San Diego Zoo), golfing, swimming, boating, and the Hotel del Coronado. Film also documents Victoria, B.C. harbour and the British Columbia Parliament Building. 1956. Item # MI-92 Topics: Boats and boating, Zoo animals, Swimming
Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver city lights at night in 1964, including several neon signs and Theatre Row on Granville Street. The film also contains snow scenes and footage of the William Gardner family at Capilano Road in North Vancouver in December 1964 and January 1965, and footage of the family at their West Vancouver home between May and July 1965. [1964-1965]. Item # MI-122 Topics: Snow, Children, Children's activities, Families, Family recreation, Businesses, Advertisements,...
Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Montrealâs parks. Some of the recreational activities documented in the film include childrenâs playground activities, a parade, races, baseball, tug-of-war, swimming, gymnastics, ice-skating, hockey and a toboggan run. . Item # MI-120 Topics: Parks, Children, Playgrounds, Baseball, Swimming, Skating, ice, Hockey, ice, Children's activities,...
Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage probably taken from a Kettle Valley Railroad train going through the Okanagan. The film ends with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include Shell, White Spot, and the New Westminster Shrine Club General Band. Businesses shown include Oscar's, Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific... Topics: Parade, Police on horses, Crowds, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Canyons, Bridges, Lakes and ponds
1986. Original 16mm colour negative uncut; raw film footage shot at Expo. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-239 Topics: Expo 86, Transportation, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Buildings, Signs and signboards, Sculpture,...
1986. Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86; includes shots of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, with Brian Mulrony visiting Vancouver and the Expo site. Captures scenes of the Snow Birds performing for Expo crowds. An RCMP band and mounted RCMP. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-240 Topics: Royal visits, Airplanes, Crowds, Police on horses, Police, Expo 86, Crowds, Royal visits, Prime...
1986. Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86 showing crowds, the Canadian Pavilion, of a wall of television screens, the Hystar Airship flying in the Canadian Pavilion, RCMP musical ride, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, with other dignitaries, watching the musical ride, close up shots of RCMP officers, and a clown dressed-up like a policeman. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-241 Topics: Royal visits, Entertainers, Police, Police on horses, Expo 86, Art--public, Tourist trade, Crowds
1986. Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86; includes shots of the 'China Gate,' now on Pender St. in Vancouver's Chinatown; it was gifted to the city after Expo 86 by the People's Republic of China. The film also shows various means of transportation: the gondolas, the monorail, and the skytrain; the Expo 86 grounds; including the information centre, and the BC pavilion, several other pavilions, musical performers, and a mime on a unicycle. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-:... Topics: Expo 86, Transportation, Entertainers, Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.), Signs and signboards
1986. Film features the raw footage shot at Expo 86 showing the monorail, the gondolas, ships in harbour, the Expo 86 grounds and pavilions, First nations dancers, aerial views, girl with red spherical travel machine, the USA pavilion with NASA footage, the China pavilion, animals in Canada's North: walruses, polar bears, the arctic fox, a model of a city with moving traffic and working traffic lights. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-243 Topics: Transportation, Expo 86, First Nations of North America--British Columbia, Entertainers, Dancing,...
1986. Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86; shows: pavilions, performers, people watching, the Canada Pavilion, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, the Plaza of Nations, neon signs at the Imax theatre, cowgirls dancing, the view from a monorail car, the monorail, and crowds waiting to get on the monorail, inside the Egypt pavilion, people getting splashed riding the Cariboo Log Chute roller coaster, line-ups, crowds, people riding the Parachute Drop ride, and the view from the... Topics: Transportation, Entertainers, Expo 86, Musicians, Crowds, Costume, Galleries and museums, Signs and...
1986. Film consists of raw footage taken at Expo86 and includes scenes of the Minolta Space Drop ride, food carts, crowds, the gondolas and the view from the gondola ride, people walking on the seawall, RCMP officers, the RCMP musical ride (outdoor venue, crowds seated on grass), the floating McDonalds (and the McDonalds “Tidy Tug” picking up floating garbage), a beer garden, music, pavilion signs, Expo 86 grounds and the outside of several national and provincial pavilions. Silent film.... Topics: Police, Police on horses, Entertainers, Expo 86, Food vendors, Police on horses, Crowds, Musicians,...
1986. Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86 and includes footage of RCMP officers interacting with the crowds, views of the Expo grounds from the monorail, crowds, the Roundhouse, the carousel, jugglers and mimes, demonstrations of prototype human-powered flying machines, views of the Expo grounds from the gondolas, the Expo 86 Air Plaza, the Plaza of Nations, people interacting with statues and stationary vehicles, Highway 86 a gray bridge structure with various modes of ground... Topics: Expo 86, Tourist trade, Transportation, Police, Crowds, Entertainers, Souvenirs, Galleries and...
1986. Film features raw footage shot at Expo 86 and featuring: a view from the back of the rollercoaster in action and from the giant spaceship swinging ride. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-247 Topics: Amusement parks, Expo 86
1986. Film consists of raw footage of fireworks at night above the Expo 86 grounds and provides a view of the City of Vancouver lit up at night featuring the Expo 86 grounds and including the BC Pavilion (now the Telus World of Science). Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-249 Topics: Expo 86, Celebrations
1983. Silent film featuring time lapse footage of the roof of B.C. Place Stadium being inflated; includes views from both inside and outside the building. As well as view shots of the Vancouver skyline with the addition of B.C. Place Stadium and its prominent roof. Reference code: AM1553-8-S11-: MI-250 Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stadiums, Sports facilities, Construction industry
1983. Film is the release print of "Stadium" featuring construction of BC Place Stadium with time lapse of inflating roof. Also contains a panning shot of the city of Vancouver, and shots of construction in progress before the roof was ready to go up, workers working, an aerial view of the building without a roof, the crowd and dignitaries inside awaiting and watching the inflation of the roof. Musical soundtrack. Reference code: AM1553-8-S11-: MI-251 Topics: Aerial photographs, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Construction industry, Architecture--details,...
1984. Film features raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features people outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, pedestrians on Robson St, Vancouver in the evening, a sunset over English Bay and sailboats on English Bay. Some looping of clips. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-253 Topics: Galleries and museums, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Crowds, Buildings, Entertainers, Stores--Retail,...
1984. Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features the City of Vancouver, and includes harbour views, the train in Stanley Park loading and unloading tourists as well as the train ride views; including some zoo animals, children at the petting zoo, Granville Island; especially the Public Market, False Creek Ferries, a view of the Granville Street bridge, the Burrard Street bridge and views from the... Topics: Marinas, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Seawalls, Rowboats, Sailboats, Parks, Children, Zoo animals,...